May 29th, 2016
Do you have any secrets for auto backup of photos while you are taking them images? Do you or anyone you know use a wifi sd cards?
It sounds like you had a memory card failure or you are concerned about having one.
I think the only practical way to backup your images as you shoot is to use a DSLR that has dual card slots that can record images to both cards as you shoot. Two examples of DSLRs that have dual card slots are the Canon 5DmkIII (SD & CF) and a Nikon D600 (2-SD slots). There are actually many upper-end DLSRs that can do mirror image to two cards as you shoot.
The second most practical backup solution is to just carry a laptop and backup your card(s) before you leave the shoot.
The WiFi card you refer to isn’t really a general-purpose professional backup solution. I have one and It’s fine when you have access to WiFi but in general, you don’t have access to a WiFi connection while you are shooting. It is also quite slow when uploading RAW files. It’s not a solution.
There are a number of steps you can take to minimize the probability of having a memory card failure:
- Never remove or insert a memory card with the camera power on.
- To remove images from the card only use the camera’s Format memory card feature rather than deleting photos while the card is connected to your computer.
- Don’t shoot when the camera battery is very low.
I religiously follow these three rules and in 17 years of using memory cards have never experienced a failure. Although, I expect to have one soon just for stating that I’ve never had a card failure!